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Start School with Breakfast: A Guide to Increasing School Breakfast Participation


“Start School with Breakfast: A Guide to Increasing School Breakfast Participation” is a resource designed to promote alternatives to traditional breakfast service models provided by educators, school professionals, and other community leaders. Among other options, this guide suggests the importance of providing breakfast in the classroom, in addition to "grab n’ go" and "second-chance" breakfast options. Information is also presented about the benefits of school breakfast, innovative solutions to increase school breakfast participation, hands-on tools for advocates, and success stories from communities across the nation.

Primary Toolkit:

Chronic Disease Prevention Toolkit

Secondary Toolkits:

Chronic Disease Prevention Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Child, Chronic Disease, Nutrition, Obesity, School


Institutional Author:

National Education Association Health Information Network





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